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I'm savoring a first and last taste of freedom before getting married next a total stranger.
Voiced by: Kelly Sheridan; Ilona Brokowski (German dub), Sanna Majuri (Finnish dub), Gisela (European Spanish dub), Luljeta Bitri, Odeta Katundi (Albanian dubs)
Anneliese is the princess of a bankrupt kingdom. In order to save her kingdom, she must marry a rich king, yet she is already in love.

Though I know I have so little, my determination's strong. People will gather around the world to hear my song!
Voiced by: Kelly Sheridan; Ilona Brokowski (German dub), Willemijn Verkaik (Dutch dub), Eri Ito (Japanese dub), Luljeta Bitri, Odeta Katundi (Albanian dubs), Csondor Kata (Hungarian dub)
Erika is a poor village girl who must work as a seamstress in order to pay off her parents' debt. She would much rather be a singer.


Annalise's royal tutor and best friend secret love.

Voiced by: Mark Hildreth (speaking), Mark Luna (singing)
A rich, young, and charming king. He is also very handsome and talented when it comes to playing instruments, and he can play the trumpet, the piano and the dulcimer. Like Anneliese, he hopes to find true love without any pretense. He soon falls head over heels for the disguised Erika

  • Arranged Marriage: He and Annelise were originally to have a political marriage but he ends up failling in love with Erika and Annelisa already had been in love with Julien.
  • The Good King: He is the ruler of his kingdom and is a very kind, courageous and generous person.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He has blue eyes and is a very kind person.
  • King Incognito: He has a habit of using disguises, Erika even comments on it at one point.
  • Love at First Note: The moment he overhears Erika(still pretending to be Annelise) singing, his heart is gone.
  • Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: He is the Rich Suitor to Julian's Poor Suitor to Anneliese.
  • They Do: He and Erika get married in the end.
  • Uptown Guy: Erika's a pauper and he's royalty.

    Queen Genevieve 
Voiced by: Ellen Kennedy
Annelise's widowed mother and the current ruler of the kingdom.

  • Blind Without 'Em: She has trouble seeing without her glasses, a fact Julian exploits by hiding them from her while Erika poses as Anneliese.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears an elegant purple gown.
  • The High Queen: She's very regal and poised, befitting a monarch.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She trusts Preminger with important court business, yet she's completely unaware of his plot against her throne.
  • Shipper on Deck: While she initially hopes her daughter will marry King Dominick, once she learns Anneliese is in love with Julian, she's incredibly supportive.

Yes, before this chapter closes, I'll be big as Charlamagne!
Voiced by: Martin Short
Preminger is the main antagonist of the movie. His goal is to become the king of Anneliese's kingdom.

    Madame Carp 
Voiced by: Pam Hyatt

Madame Carp is a minor antagonist of the movie. She is Erika's cruel boss. Erika's parents took a loan from her, which she is stuck paying off.

  • Bad Boss: She treats Erika and the other seamstresses terribly.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She claims that she and the princess are friends. Unfortunately for her, she mistook her "friend" for Erika, and showed her true colors.
  • The Bully: She bullies her employees, overworks them and steals credit for their work.
  • Evil Brit: She has a thick Cockney accent and is very cruel.
  • Hate Sink: We can’t really hate Preminger due to his comedic quirks, but we can hate Madame Carp for being an absolute bitch with an extremely submicroscopic amount of likeable moments.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Loses her business after Annalisse makes good on her warning.
  • Riches to Rags: In the end, she goes out of business after losing the royal family as clients.
  • White Hair, Black Heart


    Nick and Nack 

Preminger’s henchmen.

I may be dainty, but I'm still a feline!
Voiced by: Kathleen Barr
Serafina is Anneliese's pet cat. She falls in love with Wolfie.

A cat always lands on his feet. Even one that barks.

Wolfie is Erika's pet cat. He acts like a dog, and he falls in love with Serafina.


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